TweetFollow Us on Twitter

ZBasic TextEdit
Volume Number:3
Issue Number:11
Column Tag:Basic School

TextEdit Records from ZBasic

By Dave Kelly, MacTutor Editorial Board

How NOT to Do TextEdit

In past months I promised you some more on text editing. I really intended to give you a text processor written completely in ZBasic. Well, this article is dedicated to the time that it took to find out what not to do if you plan on creating a full blown text processor. This column may not be all that was promised, but it should provide some help to those of you that don’t know what to do with text edit routines.

Basic or Toolbox?

We have talked about text editing in some of the past issues (see June, 1987 and August, 1987). I’ll try to pick up where we left off wherever that might be. There are two varieties of Basic programming. The soft approach uses only the enhanced Basic language provided by the language developer. These high level routines are short cuts that should save you time and increase your chances of getting your program to work quickly and efficiently. The other approach is the ROM calls approach. Effectively, the ROM approach is what C and Pascal programmers have to do every time they write a program unless they have some preprogrammed “libraries” to set up scroll bars, windows, text edit fields etc. for you. (Maybe that’s the best approach). Ideally speaking, I think we want the best of both worlds. We want to be able to set up the basic functions with high level routines, but be able to have the capability (power) to call low level (ROM) routines when the capabilities of the high level routines are not sufficient.

Basic Flunks Text Editing

Why am I telling you all this? Well, I tell you this so you can be warned in advance of the limitations of thinking that the enhanced BASIC routines will always be good enough to do the job. Text Editing is one of these cases. The present capabilities of ALL Basic languages enhanced Basic commands are not enough to do text editing without relying on calls to the ROM routines. I am referring to the use of the EDIT FIELD statements in either MS Basic or ZBasic. In MS Basic you are limited to 8 types of edit fields with no way to access the Text Edit record or to scroll the text in the edit field. The ScrollText Library call will allow you to do some limited scrolling, however, does not provide a way to cut and paste easily. (see The Complete MacTutor, Vol. 2, pg. 345 for examples of scrolling with MS Basic.) Since there has been no word from Microsoft in about a year (and no updates of MS Basic), Microsoft Basic is pretty much out of the running at the present time.

Text editing in ZBasic is much more useful. ZBasic has 4 types of Edit Fields (the text is always selected when default text is used). The best addition is the TEHANDLE function. TEHANDLE gives you the capability to get to the Edit Field’s text record. It sounds simple, but there are some other limitations that I might classify as bugs. Yes, I’ve found a bug, but don’t misunderstand me. ZBasic is a very sound product these days. The problems have resulted in my spending a lot of time searching out the best way not to do text editing.

TEHandle Function in ZBasic

First I will try to explain the usefulness of the TEHANDLE function. The example in the ZBasic manual, pg. E-141 demonstrates TEHANDLE, but the example is more useful for what it does than it is as an example of how to use TEHANDLE. In fact, the functions defined in the example can be cut and pasted into your own program to allow you to pass EDIT FIELD strings longer than 255 characters (ZBasic’s limit). I recommend that you use these routines if you have a need to handle long strings. The definition of how TEHANDLE works is conspicuously missing. The top of the page says the format is just TEHANDLE with no parameters. In fact, TEHANDLE by itself gives a syntax error. A close look at the functions defined in the example show that the format should be: TEHANDLE (field ) where field is the field number. Here is what is confusing: The definition in the manual says that TEHANDLE “Returns the handle to the current EDIT FIELD ” and that the purpose is to be able to handle fields larger than 255 characters. Well, I guess they didn’t think that anyone would want to do more than that.

The problem I have encountered is that TEHANDLE only works if the value of field is 1. That is, it only works for the first EDIT FIELD of a window. For instance, if you change the EDIT FIELD number of the example on page E-141 to 2 and adjust all the function calls such that they will also refer to field 2, the example program will gracefully bomb. Zedcor tells me they think there is a problem with some changes that were made with system version 4.1 and ZBasic 4.0. ZBasic 4.01 should soon be out. [Where have we heard that before? -Ed]

For me, the importance of getting at the text edit record is to be able to add power to my program to control where the text is located, where it is viewed, what part of the text is selected, and even change fonts and size information (among other things). A text edit record is created for each EDIT FIELD you create. The record, shown on pg. E-183 of the ZBasic manual, is stored in the heap with other resources. It turns out however that it was not intended that the user have this kind of capability with ZBasic EDIT FIELDS. For example, if you have several EDIT FIELDS on your screen, you will have trouble changing fonts or font sizes in one field (by poking the font id into the edit record) without affecting the other fields or even the printing on the screen. It appears that the built-in automatic EDIT FIELD update routines won’t let the text font or style change after it has been created. Another disappointment is that the EDIT FIELD automatic routines reset the text to the beginning of the window so that text scrolling is impossible (or very cumbersome). The bottom line is that the ROM routines will need to be used in full to really have control over what the EDIT FIELD does.

Complications Set In

This leads us to another problem. If you use the TENEW function (ROM) to create the Text Edit Field the ZBasic DIALOG statement will not know how to tell the Dialog Event routine that a text edit event has occurred. Then how do you process the events? Well, how about GETNEXTEVENT ? (discussed in Sept. 1987 MacTutor). Hmm but if I’ve got to go to all that trouble why not just use Pascal and not have all the limitations that Basic leaves us with. Not only that but the Pascal routines have been used hundreds of times before and there are a lot of examples available. Doesn’t sound too promising for BASIC. I think that is why so many serious developers only use Basic occasionally for easy, short, quick routines. Take a look at the Mousehole Basic Only board and compare it with the Pascal or C board and you’ll see what I mean. In the August 1987 APDA catalog there is a graph on page 11 showing the results of a survey done in 1985. The results are that 30% prefer C, 28% prefer Pascal, 20% prefer assembler, 6% prefer Basic, 4% Forth, 4% Modula-2, 4% LISP, 4% Other. These results were before TML and Lightspeed Pascal became popular so there might be some changes to the high end of the scale. (See figure 1)

Fig. 1 1985 APDA Survey of Preferred Languages

So what do we do about it? Sit back and wait for Zedcor to improve their product. In this case, the limitations are created only because Zedcor has not provided access to all routines via the high level enhanced BASIC routines. Fortunately, they did provide the ROM routine capability to do the job. The problem is that it will be just as much work to write a ROM program in BASIC as it would be in PASCAL. Zedcor still has the finest Basic available and they have thus far provided excellent support of the language. I realize that some of you have been upset that you have been the guinea pigs while the bugs were worked on. For those of you that have lost hope, you can be assured that ZBasic is now a solid product.

The program I’ve provided here is the results of my attempts to take the EDIT FIELD to its maximum capability. I refer to it as a tour of the Edit Field because it gives you an overview of Edit Fields and Text Edit Records. The program is set up in a similar manner to the TEHANDLE example in the ZBasic manual pg. E-141 except that I have added the capability to view the entire text edit record and attempt to change the values of the edit record. If you type in the byte offset of the edit record (found on E-183) you can see which of the parameters of the record can be changed and which ones change back when the EDIT FIELD is updated. Figure 2 shows the text edit record and is displayed as a menu function by the program. Figure 3 shows the program in action. A text edit window is put up, with the text edit fields displayed below. The program is supposed to work correctly on a large screen (Mac II), but the default window size comes up and obscures some of the field information.

Fig. 2 The Text Edit Record

Fig. 3 Our Demo Program in Action

Program Details

First a window is opened to full screen size (same as your monitor). By calling GETWMGRPORT as Dave Smith suggested I’ve modified the routine from what was in the Sept. 1987 MacTutor. Three EDIT FIELDS are opened. The first is the main text edit field the other two are for convenience in entering data to change the text edit record.

The SCROLL BUTTON statement was intended to be used, but has not been implemented. It appears that since the canned EDIT FIELD seems to reset itself to the first line of the text, TESCROLL cannot be used with EDIT FIELDs. You would have to create your own TE field with ROM calls.

Generally speaking, the “MenuEvent” and “DialogEvent” routines don’t change a whole lot from program to program. Since the EDIT FIELD is a canned function (preprogrammed, automatic function), it is not necessary to call any ROM routines to handle the basic functions of the EDIT FIELD. ZBasic handles calls like TEIDLE for you. The user defined function teWordPeek% helps to shorten the typing involved in the text edit record list.

There is a problem that I discovered in my early version of the program before I removed the growbox from the window. It seems that if you resize the window, the text that was printed with PRINT @(x,y) does not print at x,y when the point x,y is outside the visible range of the window. The same can be said for the LOCATE statement. The solution would be to use the DRAWSTRING ROM call to draw the text at a specific location.

The buttonevent routine is supposed to handle the reading of the byte to be changed and the new value. The problem here was that the TEHANDLE function would not work for a 2nd or 3rd EDIT FIELD.

As you can see, there is still a bit of work to be done here, if possible. From what I can tell here, I recommend that ROM calls be used for any major text editing. This will have to be followed up on in future issues of MacTutor.


{1}
‘Edit Field Tour
‘A software explanation of the Text Edit Record
‘WARNING: Some portions of this program do not
‘function properly.  USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
‘the ZBasic way.
‘©MacTutor, 1987
‘By Dave Kelly

WINDOW OFF
COORDINATE WINDOW
DEF MOUSE =-1
DIM DestRect%(3)
CALL GETWMGRPORT(WMgrPort&)
‘Figure out the size of monitor used
PortRecttop=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+8)
PortRectleft=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+10)
PortRectbottom=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+12)
PortRectright=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+14)
WINDOW 1,”TEdit Tour”,(PortRectleft+4,PortRecttop+42)-         
 (PortRectright-6,PortRectbottom-6),5
TEXT ,,,0
EDIT FIELD 1,defaulttext$,(4,4)-(WINDOW(2)-16,                 
 WINDOW(3)/2), 2
SCROLL BUTTON 1,0,0,10,10,(WINDOW(2)-16,3)-                    (WINDOW(2),WINDOW(3)/2+1),0
CALL MOVETO(4,(WINDOW(3)/2)+22)
CALL DRAWSTRING(“Change Byte:”)
EDIT FIELD 2,,(90,(WINDOW(3)/2)+13)-(105,                      (WINDOW(3)/2)+25)
EFHndl2&=TEHANDLE(2)
CALL MOVETO(111,(WINDOW(3)/2)+22)
CALL DRAWSTRING(“TO”)
EDIT FIELD 3,,(140,(WINDOW(3)/2)+13)-(155,                     (WINDOW(3)/2)+25)
EFHndl3&=TEHANDLE(3)
BUTTON 3,1,”Enter”,(170,(WINDOW(3)/2)+11)-(240,                (WINDOW(3)/2)+27)
APPLE MENU “TEdit Tour”
MENU 1,0,1,”File”
MENU 1,1,1,”View Text Edit Record”
MENU 1,2,0,”-”
MENU 1,3,1,”Quit/Q”
EDIT MENU 2
DEF FN teWordPeek%(n)=PEEK WORD(PEEK LONG(TEHANDLE(1))+n)
DEF FN teLongPeek&(n)=PEEK LONG(PEEK LONG(TEHANDLE(1))+n)
EDIT FIELD 1:CurrentField=1
ON DIALOG GOSUB “DialogEvent”
ON MENU GOSUB “MenuEvent”
FLUSHEVENTS
MENU ON:DIALOG ON
“Loop”
GOSUB “Info”
GOTO “Loop”
MENU OFF:DIALOG OFF
“DialogEvent”
D=DIALOG(0)
SELECT D
 CASE 1
 GOSUB “ButtonEvent” 
 CASE 2
 ‘EditEvent
 CurrentField=DIALOG(2)
 CASE 3
 ‘Inactive Window
 CASE 4
 ‘Closebox
 IF DIALOG(4)=1 THEN END
 CASE 5
 GOSUB “Refresh”
 CASE 6
 ‘ Return Key
 CurrentField=DIALOG(6)
 IF CurrentField<>1 THEN GOSUB “ButtonEvent”
 CASE 7
 ‘ Tab Key
 CurrentField=DIALOG(7)
 LONG IF CurrentField<>3
 EDIT FIELD CurrentField+1
 CurrentField=CurrentField+1
 XELSE
 EDIT FIELD 1
 CurrentField=1
 END IF
 CASE 8
 ‘ Zoomin not used
 CASE 9
 ‘ Zoomout not used
 CASE 10
 ‘ Shift tab
 CurrentField=DIALOG(10)
 LONG IF CurrentField<>1
 EDIT FIELD CurrentField-1
 CurrentField=CurrentField-1
 XELSE
 EDIT FIELD 3
 CurrentField=3
 END IF
 CASE 11
 ‘ Clear key
 CurrentField=DIALOG(11)
 CASE 12
 ‘ Left Arrow
 CurrentField=DIALOG(12)
 CASE 13
 ‘ Right Arrow
 CurrentField=DIALOG(13)
 CASE 14
 ‘ Up Arrow
 CurrentField=DIALOG(14)
 CASE 15
 ‘ Down Arrow
 CurrentField=DIALOG(15)
 CASE 16
 ‘ Keypress
END SELECT
RETURN
“MenuEvent”
MenuNumber=MENU(0)
MenuItem=MENU(1)
MENU
SELECT MenuNumber
 CASE 255
 GOSUB “appleID”
 CASE 1
 GOSUB “fileID”
 CASE 2
 ‘ Edit Menu
END SELECT
RETURN
“appleID”
IF CurrentField<>1 THEN EDIT FIELD 1:CurrentField=1
WINDOW 2,””,(PortRectleft+10,PortRecttop+30)-                  (PortRectright-12, 
PortRectbottom-12),-2
TEXT 4,9,0,0
MOUSE ON
PRINT “Byte”;SPC(5);”TEHANDLE = “;TEHANDLE(1)
PRINT “ 0  DestRect”,FN teWordPeek%(0),FN teWordPeek%(2),      
 FN teWordPeek%(4), FN teWordPeek%(6)
PRINT “ 8  ViewRect”,FN teWordPeek%(8),FN teWordPeek%(10), FN  
 teWordPeek%(12), FN teWordPeek%(14)
PRINT “16  SelRect”,FN teWordPeek%(16),FN teWordPeek%(18), FN  
 teWordPeek%(20),FN teWordPeek%(22)
PRINT “24  LineHeight”,FN teWordPeek%(24)
PRINT “26  FontAscent”,FN teWordPeek%(26)
PRINT “28  SelPoint”,FN teWordPeek%(28),FN                     teWordPeek%(30)
PRINT “32  SelStart”,FN teWordPeek%(32),,”Byte”

PRINT “34  SelEnd”,FN teWordPeek%(34),,”68  recallines”,FN     
 teWordPeek%(68)
PRINT “36  Active”,FN teWordPeek%(36),,”70  ClickStuff”,FN     
 teWordPeek%(70)
PRINT “38  WordBreak”,FN teLongPeek&(38),,”72  CrOnly”,FN      
 teWordPeek%(72)
PRINT “42  ClickLoop”,FN teLongPeek&(42),,”74  txFont”,FN      
 teWordPeek%(74)
PRINT “46  ClickTime”,FN teLongPeek&(46),,”76  txFace”,FN      
 teWordPeek%(76)
PRINT “50  ClickLoc”,FN teWordPeek%(50),,”78  txMode”,FN       
 teWordPeek%(78)
PRINT “52  Carettime”,FN teLongPeek&(52),,”80  txSize”,FN      
 teWordPeek%(80)
PRINT “56  CaretState”,FN teWordPeek%(56),,”82  GrafPtr”,FN    
 teLongPeek&(82)
PRINT “58  Just”,FN teWordPeek%(58),,”86  HighHook”,FN         teLongPeek&(86)
PRINT “60  teLength”,FN teWordPeek%(60),,”90  caretHook”,FN    
 teLongPeek&(88)
PRINT “62  hText”,FN teLongPeek&(62),,”94  nLines”,FN          teWordPeek%(94)
PRINT “66  RecalBack”,FN teWordPeek%(66),,”96  LineStarts”,    
 FN teWordPeek%(96)
PRINT
TEXT 2,18
PRINT SPC(15);”©MacTutor, 1987
TEXT 2,12
PRINT SPC(30);”By Dave Kelly”
PRINT SPC(27);”ZBasic Version 4.0"
MOUSE ON
DO
 mous=MOUSE(0)
 outsiderect=(MOUSE(1)<0 OR MOUSE(1)>WINDOW(2) OR              
 MOUSE(2)<0 OR MOUSE(2)>WINDOW(3))
UNTIL mous<>0 AND NOT (outsiderect)
MOUSE OFF
WINDOW CLOSE 2
TEXT 4,9,0,0
GOSUB “Refresh”
RETURN
“fileID”
SELECT MenuItem
 CASE 1
 GOSUB “appleID”
 CASE 3
 END
END SELECT
RETURN
“Info”
LONG IF CurrentField=1 AND WINDOW(0)=1
 TEXT 4,9,0,0
 PRINT @(0,17);”destRect:”,FN teWordPeek(0),FN                 
 teWordPeek(2), FN teWordPeek(4),FN teWordPeek(6)
 PRINT @(0,18);”viewRect:”,FN teWordPeek(8),FN                 
 teWordPeek(10), FN teWordPeek(12),FN teWordPeek(14)
 PRINT @(0,19);”selPoint:”,FN teWordPeek(28),FN 
 teWordPeek(30),
 PRINT @(0,20);”selStart:”,FN teWordPeek(32),”selEnd:”,FN      
 teWordPeek(34)
 PRINT @(0,22);”teLength:”,FN teWordPeek(60),”nLines:”;FN      
 teWordPeek(94),”hText”, PEEK LONG(FN teLongPeek&(62))
 PRINT @(0,23);”txFont:”,FN teWordPeek(74),                    “txFace:”; 
FN teWordPeek(76), “txSize:”,FN 
 teWordPeek(80)
END IF
RETURN
“Refresh”
CALL TEXTFONT(4)
CALL TEXTSIZE(9)
CALL MOVETO(4,(WINDOW(3)/2)+22)
CALL DRAWSTRING(“Change Byte:”)
CALL MOVETO(111,(WINDOW(3)/2)+22)
CALL DRAWSTRING(“TO”)
RETURN
“ButtonEvent”
 Byte$=EDIT$(2):NewByte$=EDIT$(3)
 FOR i= 1 TO LEN(Byte$)
IF MID$(Byte$,i,1)<“0” OR MID$(Byte$,i,1)>”9"THEN Byte$=””
 NEXT i
 FOR i=1 TO LEN(NewByte$)
 IF MID$(NewByte$,i,1)<“0” OR MID$(NewByte$,i,1)>”9"THEN NewByte$=””
 NEXT i
 IF Byte$=”” OR NewByte$=”” THEN B
 Byte&=VAL(Byte$):NewByte&=VAL(NewByte$)
‘Delete current text  (BOMBS see discussion in MacTutor, Nov. 87)
 ‘ CALL TESETSELECT(0,1000,EFHndl3&)
 ‘ CALL TEDELETE(EFHndl2&)
 ‘ CALL TESETSELECT(0,1000,EFHndl3&)
 ‘ CALL TEDELETE(EFHndl3&)
 EDIT FIELD 1:CurrentField=1
 POKE WORD PEEK LONG(TEHANDLE(1))+Byte&,NewByte&
 CALL SETRECT(DestRect%(0),FN teWordPeek(0),FN                 teWordPeek(2),FN 
teWordPeek(4),FN teWordPeek(6))
 CALL TEUPDATE(DestRect%(0),TEHANDLE(1))
RETURN

BASIC QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. How can I determine the size of screen being used and draw my windows accordingly?

A. Use the following lines of code (or similar)

{2}
 CALL GETWMGRPORT(WMgrPort&)
 PortRecttop=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+8)
 PortRectleft=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+10)
 PortRectbottom=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+12)
 PortRectright=PEEK WORD(WMgrPort&+14)
 WINDOW 1,”TEdit Tour”, (PortRectleft+4, PortRecttop+42)-      
 (PortRectright-6, PortRectbottom-6), 5

Q. I’ve created a resource to be owned by my application, but I’m not quite sure how to go PEEKing and POKEing around with it. Could you explain? The resource is:

{3}
 PASS.Rsrc
 TYPE PASS=GNRL
 ,1
 .I
 255
 .I
 61
 .P
 DON’T PANIC!

After compiling the resource the following program will open the resource file, move each resource to memory, PEEK and PRINT the contents, then change the resource by switching the integers and reversing the order of the string and rewriting the resource as the file closes. To use the resource with your application see my column in the Aug. 1987 MacTutor.

{4}
‘ Find out what application is named
ResName$=FILES$(1,””,,vol%)
IF ResName$=”” THEN END
‘Open application resource file
Refnum=FN OPENRESFILE(ResName$)
Errnum=FN RESERROR
LONG IF Errnum<>0
BEEP:PRINT”ERROR# “;Errnum
PRINT “Problem with Resource File!”
FOR i=1 TO 1000:NEXT i:END
END IF
CALL LOADRESOURCE(Refnum):’Load Resource into memory
Rhndl&=FN GETRESOURCE(CVI(“PASS”),1)
ResPtr&=USR3(Rhndl&):’Lock the handle and return a pointer
firstint=PEEK WORD(ResPtr&):’ get the first integer
secondint=PEEK WORD(ResPtr&+2):’get the second integer
FOR i=1 TO PEEK(ResPtr&+4)
 string$=string$+CHR$(PEEK(ResPtr&+4+i))
NEXT i
PRINT firstint,secondint,string$
POKE WORD(ResPtr&),secondint:’save second into 1st integer
POKE WORD(ResPtr&+2),firstint:’ save first into 2nd integer
POKE(ResPtr&+4),LEN(string$)
FOR i=LEN(string$) TO 1 STEP -1
 Newstring$=Newstring$+MID$(string$,i,1)
NEXT i
FOR  i=1 TO LEN(Newstring$)
 POKE(ResPtr&+4+i),(ASC(MID$(Newstring$,i,1)))
NEXT i
CALL CHANGEDRESOURCE(Rhndl&)
ResPtr&=USR7(Rhndl&):’ Unlock the resource handle
CALL CLOSERESFILE(Refnum)
END

Thanks to Chas Stricklin of Shreveport, LA for asking the above questions. I’m sure there are other people out there that have some of the same questions.

 
AAPL
$111.78
Apple Inc.
-0.87
MSFT
$47.66
Microsoft Corpora
+0.14
GOOG
$516.35
Google Inc.
+5.25

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

CleanApp 5.0.0 Beta 5 - Application dein...
CleanApp is an application deinstaller and archiver.... Your hard drive gets fuller day by day, but do you know why? CleanApp 5 provides you with insights how to reclaim disk space. There are... Read more
Monolingual 1.6.2 - Remove unwanted OS X...
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. It requires a 64-bit capable Intel-based Mac and at least... Read more
NetShade 6.1 - Browse privately using an...
NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web. NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated... Read more
calibre 2.13 - Complete e-library manage...
Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian... Read more
Mellel 3.3.7 - Powerful word processor w...
Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual... Read more
ScreenFlow 5.0.1 - Create screen recordi...
Save 10% with the exclusive MacUpdate coupon code: AFMacUpdate10 Buy now! ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your... Read more
Simon 4.0 - Monitor changes and crashes...
Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes. Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest. Keep a watchful eye on your... Read more
BBEdit 11.0.2 - Powerful text and HTML e...
BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a... Read more
ExpanDrive 4.2.1 - Access cloud storage...
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or... Read more
Adobe After Effects CC 2014 13.2 - Creat...
After Effects CC 2014 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous After Effects customer). After Effects CS6 is still available... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Make your own Tribez Figures (and More)...
Make your own Tribez Figures (and More) with Toyze Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
So Many Holiday iOS Sales Oh My Goodness...
The holiday season is in full-swing, which means a whole lot of iOS apps and games are going on sale. A bunch already have, in fact. Naturally this means we’re putting together a hand-picked list of the best discounts and sales we can find in order... | Read more »
It’s Bird vs. Bird in the New PvP Mode f...
It’s Bird vs. Bird in the New PvP Mode for Angry Birds Epic Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Telltale Games and Mojang Announce Minec...
Telltale Games and Mojang Announce Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
WarChest and Splash Damage Annouce Their...
WarChest and Splash Damage Annouce Their New Game: Tempo Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] WarChest Ltd and Splash Damage Ltd are teaming up again to work | Read more »
BulkyPix Celebrates its 6th Anniversary...
BulkyPix Celebrates its 6th Anniversary with a Bunch of Free Games Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] BulkyPix has | Read more »
Indulge in Japanese cuisine in Cooking F...
Indulge in Japanese cuisine in Cooking Fever’s new sushi-themed update Posted by Simon Reed on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Lithuanian developer Nordcurrent has yet again updated its restaurant simulat | Read more »
Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to C...
Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads Posted by Ellis Spice on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Desti...
Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Destiny, and Beyond – AppSpy Takes a Look at AAA Companion Apps Posted by Rob Rich on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] These day | Read more »
A Bunch of Halfbrick Games Are Going Fre...
A Bunch of Halfbrick Games Are Going Free for the Holidays Posted by Ellis Spice on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

The Apple Store offering free next-day shippi...
The Apple Store is now offering free next-day shipping on all in stock items if ordered before 12/23/14 at 10:00am PT. Local store pickup is also available within an hour of ordering for any in stock... Read more
It’s 1992 Again At Sony Pictures, Except For...
Techcrunch’s John Biggs interviewed a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) employee, who quite understandably wished to remain anonymous, regarding post-hack conditions in SPE’s L.A office, explaining “... Read more
Holiday sales this weekend: MacBook Pros for...
 B&H Photo has new MacBook Pros on sale for up to $300 off MSRP as part of their Holiday pricing. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1699... Read more
Holiday sales this weekend: MacBook Airs for...
B&H Photo has 2014 MacBook Airs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP, for a limited time, for the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday shopping season. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax... Read more
Holiday sales this weekend: iMacs for up to $...
B&H Photo has 21″ and 27″ iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. B&H will also include a free copy of Parallels Desktop software: - 21″ 1.4GHz... Read more
Holiday sales this weekend: Mac minis availab...
B&H Photo has new 2014 Mac minis on sale for up to $80 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $459 $40 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac mini: $629 $70 off MSRP... Read more
Holiday sales this weekend: Mac Pros for up t...
B&H Photo has Mac Pros on sale for up to $500 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro: $2599, $400 off MSRP - 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro: $3499, $... Read more
Save up to $400 on MacBooks with Apple Certif...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs available for up to $400 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and... Read more
Save up to $300 on Macs, $30 on iPads with Ap...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... Read more
iOS and Android OS Targeted by Man-in-the-Mid...
Cloud services security provider Akamai Technologies, Inc. has released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Store Leader Program (US) - Apple, I...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on experience, Read more
Project Manager, *Apple* Financial Services...
**Job Summary** Apple Financial Services (AFS) offers consumers, businesses and educational institutions ways to finance Apple purchases. We work with national and Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.